Fatima Jinnah Women University

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Fatima Jinnah Women University
فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی
Main building FJWU.JPG
Main building and VC office of FJWU
Motto'Opening Portals of Excellence through Higher Education'
TypePublic
Established1998 (1998)
ChancellorGovernor of Punjab
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir[1]
RegistrarProf. Samina Bokhari[2]
Students~4362
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColorsOrange, green, white             
NicknameFJWU
AffiliationsHEC
Websitefjwu.edu.pk

Fatima Jinnah Women University (Urdu: فاطمہ جناح وؤمن یونیورسٹی‎) or FJWU is a public university in the neighborhood of Mall Road of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. Regarded as the first women's university in Pakistan, it is ranked at number 18 in general category of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan rankings.[3]

Students come from all over the country from as far as Balochistan, Southern Punjab and Sindh.

Campus[edit]

The main building is Victorian, built as a residence by Sikh brothers Mohan and Sohan Singh. It became the Presidency of Pakistan around the mid-1960s. The rooms are steeped in history; personalities like Benazir Bhutto, Ch. Fazal Elahi and President Zia-ul-Haq have walked the corridors. Former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurated it as a gift for the nation’s daughters and their families on August 6, 1998. The university is unique in the fact that the Punjab Government funds it.

Academic departments[edit]

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Commerce
  • Computer Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Defence and Diplomatic Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fine Arts
  • Gender Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Law
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Urdu

Degree programs[edit]

Professional degree programs[edit]

  • Law
  • Computer Arts
  • Software Engineering
  • Psychology

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

  • Economics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Defence and Diplomatic Studies
  • Urdu
  • Software Engineering
  • Physics
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Arts
  • Mathematical Sciences

Masters Programs[edit]

  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • Education
  • Defence and Diplomatic Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Economics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Urdu

Research degree programs[edit]

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English language and Literature
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Gender Studies

Women Research and Resource Center[edit]

The Women Research and Resource Centre researches gender and social issues to reflect the academic and professional development of women in general and in the context of Pakistan's society in particular.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office of VC". Office of VC. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Office of Registrar". Office of Registrar. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  3. ^ - Ranking of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Recognized Universities in Pakistan Archived 2015-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ WRRC (Women Research and Resource Centre)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°35′11″N 73°03′52″E / 33.5864°N 73.0645°E / 33.5864; 73.0645